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Unread 11-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #21
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pics of your setup please! great work
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Unread 11-26-2014, 11:30 AM   #22
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So I've spent the last few days trying to figure out how to avoid lateral deflection of the axle. This has become a bigger problem to deal with than I first thought

The obvious solution was to use a panhard bar. I ordered up some nice heim joints and set about designing one. Big problem... With limited clearances due to the bagwell, there is no way I could mount it behind the axle. When the suspension cycles fully down, the bagwell sits below the axle. Placing it in front creates problems with clearance of the motor and diff.

Next was to add a third link to attach to the center of the axle or the top of the motor. Can't attach to the top since the axle is hard mounted and the whole thing rotates when the suspension is cycled. I suppose I could put some bushings at the axle end of the trailing arms, but then I might just as well build an entire four link custom suspension...
Creating a triangulated two, three or four link also has serious clearance issues with the battery tray as it sits lower than the forward leaf spring mounts and several inches further aft as well.


So... I'm considering running it the way it is. I'm going to add some blocks under the axle to see if I can get the axle parallel to the ground at ride height. Right now it's parallel when the cart is fully dropped...

I guess I'll just try it as I have it set up. The 1.5" square tube trailing arms surely won't deform and the Polyurethane bushings I used up front are pretty hard and should limit the amount of lateral flex better that stock rubber ones would.
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Unread 11-26-2014, 11:41 AM   #23
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Consider modifying the body (bagwell) to allow installation of a panhard bar.
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Unread 11-26-2014, 12:11 PM   #24
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Consider modifying the body (bagwell) to allow installation of a panhard bar.
I would, but then where do my clubs go??
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Unread 11-26-2014, 12:22 PM   #25
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I don't remember is it a txt frame?
if so could you possibly move the battery tray forward an inch or two maybe giving you room for a panhard bar behind it.
still thinking as I'm writing this. you are using lithium batteries, which are much smaller than the standard battery it seems like you should be able to do something with reworking the battery tray in order to make a panhard bar fit in front of the axle
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I don't remember is it a txt frame?
if so could you possibly move the battery tray forward an inch or two maybe giving you room for a panhard bar behind it.
still thinking as I'm writing this. you are using lithium batteries, which are much smaller than the standard battery it seems like you should be able to do something with reworking the battery tray in order to make a panhard bar fit in front of the axle
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Unfortunately, I built a custom battery tray that takes up every millimeter of available space. You are right that the batteries are really small. they take up less than 1/2 of the original tray. Unfortunately that darned subwoofer takes up the rest
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Unfortunately, I built a custom battery tray that takes up every millimeter of available space. You are right that the batteries are really small. they take up less than 1/2 of the original tray. Unfortunately that darned subwoofer takes up the rest
so you went electric to be quiet, lithium batteries to have plenty of room under the hood, and then a sub woofer to cancel it all out
all well easy come easy go.
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Unread 11-27-2014, 10:15 AM   #28
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so you went electric to be quiet, lithium batteries to have plenty of room under the hood, and then a sub woofer to cancel it all out
all well easy come easy go.
Yep… you hit it right on the nose

Spent last night tearing apart the suspension. Attempting to add drop blocks, moved the axle around…

I've decided that I'm gonna run with this the way it is for now. So today I'll redisassemble it, clean it up, paint it, and put it back together again. I'll even snap a couple of pics for you 1sikcart

I've appreciated everyones' suggestions and comments on this part of the build. If I ever lift a cart, I'm sure it would be much easier to fit all the suspension parts in… but for now this ones running with those 2 lil ol trailing arms.
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Unread 11-29-2014, 09:51 PM   #29
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sounds good ron
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Unread 11-30-2014, 05:24 PM   #30
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Today I flipped the front springs. Now I know what an EZGO drop kit and flipped leafs look like. The body nearly rests on the tires. So… dropped a couple of inches lower and lost a couple of inches at the high end.

DSC06811.jpg all the way up

DSC06812.jpg and at the bottom




Won't be running it at either of these extremes, but at least I have some options.

Now that the suspension is more or less done, I will return back to the original thread and post there henceforth.

1sikcart, there may be some pictures there for you
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